Composite fillings are the most common restoration when we find a caries lesion. Small caries lesions can be treated with fluoride and monitored for any recurrence. We also use a superficial sealant to treat certain caries lesions. With good oral hygiene and healthy eating/drinking habits, small cavities can heal themselves.
Composite fillings are often tooth coloured and are the most common filling material we use (we do not use amalgam at Snö). Composites bond to the tooth, saving your tooth from damage that usually occurs when using amalgam fillings.
A composite filling is usually done in one visit. It is important that the tooth is dry during treatment and that the form (matrix) that shapes the filling is done properly. The quality and lifespan of the filling has a direct relation to the technique and time spent on creating the filling.
A filling can look and feel right, but still have quality concerns. At Snö, we always document our fillings during treatment in order to ensure our high-quality standard. When a composite is suggested, you get a two-year warranty, irrespective of what happens to the filling.
Closure of space (diastema) with composite.
Close up of back teeth (molar). Small caries lesion filled with composite.
Close up of back teeth (premolar). Small caries lesion between teeth filled with composite.
Close up of back teeth (molar). Bigger cavity filled with composite.